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  • Fire & Rescue personnel respond to gas line break

     

    Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the scene of a possible gas line break on Aug. 2 near the intersection of Smith Ridge Road and County Park Road.

    The line was broken when a lawn mower went over it, but was quickly repaired.

    A portion of Smith Ridge Road was closed for a short time.

  • EMS unit honored

     

    Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel have received a Meritorious Unit Commendation from the Campbellsville Police Department in recognition of their exemplary service.

    According to the commendation, EMS Director Gary Magers, Deputy Director Mike Curnutte, Lt. Rhonda Patton-Garrett, paramedics Candice Staton, Ashley Wilcher and Rose Farley-Simpson and EMT Brandon Harvey went above the call of duty on Thursday, July 17, after responding to the scene of a crime against an elderly Campbellsville resident.

  • Courthouse HVAC system to cost $620,000

    It's going to cost about $620,000, but before all is said and done, it might cost even more.

    The company that will install the new heating and air conditioning system at the Taylor County Courthouse has recommended that magistrates consider installing some additional equipment at the courthouse. The extra cost could total as much as $60,000.

    Arthur Bottorff, an area service sales manager for Carrier, said the project to replace the HVAC system is under way.

  • State treasurer visits TRH to hear health care concerns

     

    State Treasurer Adam Edelen is on a mission.

    He wants to know the problems with rural health care today, and last Tuesday, he came to Taylor Regional Hospital to meet with officials to talk about just that.

    In a public forum, Edelen heard from TRH CEO Jane Wheatley and CEOs of hospitals in Russell, Green and Casey counties. Edelen said the forum, which was attended by about 40 people, was the ninth of 10 he will host across the state.

  • Ferrie joins Salon 121

     

    Tonya Ferrie recently joined Salon 121.

    Ferrie is a master stylist with experience in men's and women's cuts, highlights, lowlights and multidimensional color.

    She also offers waxing and nail care services, including pedicures.

    To make an appointment with Ferrie, call (270) 469-9665.

  • Man charged with sex crimes

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with having sex with a juvenile.

    Dustin L. Janes, 31, of Ethan Lane, was arrested last Monday at 5:20 p.m.

    According to court records, Janes allegedly admitted to Kentucky State Police troopers that he had sex with an underage juvenile three times. He also allegedly said he had oral sex with the juvenile once.

    Janes was charged with second-degree sodomy and three counts of second-degree rape.

  • Sex offender charged with violating registration terms

     

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with violating the terms of his sex offender registration.

    Roy Mace, 31, was arrested last Monday at about 5:30 p.m.

    According to Mace's arrest citation, Campbellsville Police Officer Bart Gilpin responded to the report of a man at City Hall causing a disturbance.

    Records state that Mace told Gilpin that he is homeless and not in compliance with the terms of his sex offender registration.

  • KCTCS will allow county to use fire training via 30-year lease

    The local state fire and rescue training center will soon be used once again.

    On Tuesday, magistrates voted to contract with the Kentucky Community & Technical College System to use the center for $1 a year for the next 30 years.

    After discussing the contract for a half hour in closed session, Magistrate Ed Gorin made a motion for the county to enter into the agreement, which Dr. James Jones seconded and was unanimously approved.

  • Local couple killed in Adair crash

     

    They loved helping others, serving God and being together. And, last Friday, they spent the last moments of their lives that way.

    John and Martha Boggs of Campbellsville died last Friday in a car crash in Columbia.

    According to a Columbia Police Department report, officers responded to the scene of a crash at the intersection of KY 55 and Veterans Memorial Bypass.

  • Curfew prohibits minors from staying out late

    Parents who let their children roam the city late at night are being warned that they are in violation of Campbellsville's curfew for minors ordinance.

    The ordinance, which has been in effect since 2000, sets a curfew for individuals younger than 18. Minors who aren't accompanied by a parent or guardian are prohibited from being in a public building or street between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Monday. On Friday and Saturday, the curfew is extended to 1 a.m.